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Dr. Dre

Getting $3 BILLION for Beats!!

Apple Deal Reportedly Close

5/8/2014 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Dr. Dre Selling Beats Apple
Dr. Dre could be days away from being the first rapper turned BILLIONAIRE ... thanks to a mega-deal for Apple to snatch up his Beats Electronics brand.

Apple will reportedly buy Beats for a whopping $3.2 BILLION -- and since Dre and Interscope honcho Jimmy lovine created the brand ... it's a safe bet they will walk away with a huge chunk of that cash.

Dre and Jimmy started the brand back in 2008 with headphones -- but now they're also making bank off speakers, car audio systems, and a streaming service.

The deal could close next week ... and would be Apple's biggest acquisition ever. 

Dre came in #2 on Forbes' most recent list of hip hop's wealthiest artists -- with a net worth of $550 million ... while Diddy was #1 at $700 million.

The Apple deal -- first reported by Variety -- could easily push the Doc to the top of that list. This would also explain his purchase of Tom Brady's mansion

Keep their heads ringing. 

197 COMMENTS

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91.

Daniella M Rutel    

yea Dre boooooyahhhh

132 days ago
92.

this is not me    

I'm in the wrong business.

132 days ago
93.

JimmyMuga    

cool story bro

132 days ago
94.

Salim    

cool!

132 days ago
95.

jenny    

I got the BRONSTEIN nacks F10 earbuds on amazon, they sound 1000 times better than my $100 beats ...

132 days ago
96.

Truth    

If Steve Jobs were alive I doubt this deal would go down. Apple hasn't been the same since his passing.

132 days ago
97.

B    

Crazy what a brand is worth these days. Beats as a product is not worth that much money. Now I feel like I should be telling people how to make $8,000+ working from home on "the laptop".

132 days ago
98.

franklyspeaking    

WTF?

132 days ago
99.

OBAMA2016    

I just want the .2

132 days ago
100.

TheMoniq64    

Good for him!!!!!!!!!

132 days ago
101.

Hippy D    

Apple stock isnt even worth 3 billion fake story.

131 days ago
102.

Hippy D    

Is apples stock even worth 3 billion????

131 days ago
103.

Monksolo    

All that money for an equalizer with his name on it

131 days ago
104.

Rectum? Damn Nearly Killed Him!    

Now you can finally get that last operation and become Nurse Dre.....

131 days ago
105.

tony84    

Apple is worth 159 billion dollars (and counting). The story is real and a deal has not been closed yet.

131 days ago
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